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Going the distance: How NASA launches spacecraft so far on so little

Going the distance: How NASA launches spacecraft so far on so little

Saturn orbiter Cassini traveled nearly 5 billion miles on less than four tons of fuel

By | Posted April 23, 2018

Could you lose your leg because of a tampon?

Could you lose your leg because of a tampon?

The biology behind the rare “tampon disease,” toxic shock syndrome

By | Posted March 9, 2018

MJO explained with cloud movement

The unseen forces behind extreme weather events

Meet the mighty Madden-Julian Oscillation

By | Posted September 13, 2017

I got drunk off of absinthe and didn’t hallucinate. What gives?

I got drunk off of absinthe and didn’t hallucinate. What gives?

Historical reports of “absinthism” probably just described severe alcoholism

By | Posted March 29, 2017

Why some people can tolerate the world's hottest pepper

Why some people can tolerate the world’s hottest pepper

Genetic and socio-cultural factors chip in to protect us from the burn — well some of us

By | Posted December 19, 2016

Not just a dream

Not just a dream

Space hibernation could make long-haul space travel cheaper and safer

By | Posted December 14, 2016

Why do allergies make our eyes swell?

Why do allergies make our eyes swell?

(Since “why, God, why!” is rhetorical)

By | Posted May 30, 2016

Why does whiskey feel like it burns?

Why does whiskey feel like it burns?

The science behind alcohol’s heat

By | Posted April 27, 2016

Making Pi

Making Pi

How a computer program calculated 13 trillion digits of pi

By | Posted March 14, 2016

What does a cow need all those stomachs for anyway?

What does a cow need all those stomachs for anyway?

The cow’s quirky digestive system powers the animal kingdom

By | Posted February 29, 2016

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